There are 6 ways to get from Ghent to Haarlem by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Thalys  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Dampoort to Anvers-Central Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal Thalys

$58 - $92

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Bus  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 802 / ...

$18 - $30

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Train via Roosendaal  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Anvers-Central Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Roosendaal
  3. Take the train from Roosendaal to Haarlem

$32 - $58

Line 55 bus, line 6 bus, line 20 bus, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the line 55 bus from Gent Sint-Jacobs perron 1 to Zelzate Klein Rusland 55
  2. Take the line 6 bus from Zelzate, Klein Rusland to Terneuzen, Busstation WST 6
  3. Take the line 20 bus from Terneuzen, Busstation WST to Goes, Station 20
  4. Take the train from Goes to Haarlem

$32 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Ghent to Haarlem 140.5 miles

$30 - $50

Train, fly  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Amsterdam (AMS) BRU - AMS

$78 - $264

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ghent to Haarlem is to bus which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ghent to Haarlem is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 21 min.

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The distance between Ghent and Haarlem is 161 km. The road distance is 224.9 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Ghent to Haarlem, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Ghent to Haarlem. However, there are services departing from Gand-Dampoort and arriving at Haarlem via Antwerpen-Centraal and Amsterdam Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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What companies run services between Ghent, Belgium and Haarlem, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Ghent to Haarlem via Anvers-Central, Antwerpen-Centraal, and Amsterdam Centraal in around 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ghent to Haarlem every 4 hours. Tickets cost $12 - $21 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Train operators
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
b-rail.be
Train from Gand-Dampoort to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $12
1st Class
$12 - $19
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$8 - $13
1st Class
$13 - $20
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Roosendaal
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$6 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $15
Train from Gand-Saint-Pierre to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $24
Website
belgianrail.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$22 - $24
1st Class
$30 - $34
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Antwerpen-Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$45 - $70
1st Class
$70 - $95
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Roosendaal to Haarlem
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Goes to Haarlem
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Ghent to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
De Lijn
Website
delijn.be
Bus from Gent Sint-Jacobs perron 1 to Zelzate Klein Rusland
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
delijn.be
Connexxion
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
connexxion.nl
Bus from Zelzate, Klein Rusland to Terneuzen, Busstation WST
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl
Bus from Terneuzen, Busstation WST to Goes, Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
connexxion.nl

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